The Black Country Living Museum is a pretty cool place to find out about the places we’ve come from. It’s also a great to find out about the people behind our history too.
Queen Victoria meant a lot to the people of the Black Country.
Many pubs and houses around the Black Country would have a picture of the Queen hanging in them to honor her.
Usually, if you were expecting to see the queen you would probably have to be in London and attending a fancy party or concert. But Queen Victoria decided to visit The Black Country back to unveil a statue of her late husband.
This was a big deal to the people who lived in the Black Country, as you can hear in this episode of ‘Adventures Through Time’.
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Back when Queen Victoria visited The Black Country everyone would have been writing letters to their friends and family to tell them all about her visit.
Why not have a go at writing a letter about what’s been going on in your life and sending it to one of your friends or family?
It might be easier to just send a text, but there’s nothing quite like the excitement of receiving a physical letter through the post, and whoever you send it to will really appreciate it!